Become a Part of our Donor Family!

As a non-profit organization, The New Children’s Museum is grateful to all of our donors, sponsors and supporters for helping us become an important and valued community resource. Together, we are inspiring creativity and imagination in San Diego’s children.

This year, The New Children’s Museum was awarded the highest possible rank from Charity Navigator, four stars, indicating that our financials and governance as a nonprofit are “exceptional.”

Give, renew or upgrade your gift and enjoy behind-the-scenes access to the Museum by clicking “donate” below or by contacting Lilli-Mari Andresen, Director of Individual Giving, at 619 795 1203 or landresen@thinkplaycreate.org.

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Donor levels

Enjoy the following benefits with your annual contribution:

Museum ADMIRER

Donate $100 or more and receive the following benefit:

  • Donor listing on our website and on the Museum lounge screen
Museum Supporter

Donate $350 or more and receive the following benefits:

  • The previous level plus…
  • 4 single-use guest passes
  • 2 additional guests free per visit
  • A book dedicated in your family name to the Museum
  • A Level One Membership, which provides unlimited admission for up to 4 people in your household*
Museum enthusiast

Donate $500 or more and receive the following benefits:

  • The previous level plus…
  • 1 additional guest free per visit
  • Invitation to Museum Artist Receptions and Openings
Museum RAIN HOUSE SOCIETY

Donate $1,000 or more and receive the following benefits:

  • The previous level plus…
  • 2 additional single-use guest passes
  • Donor listing on the Museum Donor Wall on the Main Level
  • Invitation to Rain House Society Donor events and excursions
  • An exclusive curator-led tour of the Museum by the Deputy Museum Director
  • 4 complimentary passes to select ticketed events
Museum devotee

Donate $2,500 or more and receive the following benefits:

  • The previous level plus…
  • A behind-the-scenes tour of new installations
  • Invitation to annual donor celebration
  • A Level Two Membership, which provides unlimited admission for up to 6 people in your household*
Museum innovator

Donate $5,000 or more and receive the following benefits:

  • The previous level plus…
  • 2 additional single-use guest passes
  • Invitation to private cocktail reception with artist and donors
  • Complimentary parking in the Museum’s parking garage (during the Museum’s hours of operation; based on availability and 24-hour prior notice)
  • Your name(s) listed in the Museum’s Annual Report
Museum CHAMPION

Donate $10,000 or more and receive the following benefits:

  • The previous level plus…
  • 2 additional single-use guest passes
  • Copy of Museum Catalog
  • After-hours venue rental fee waived (up to 100 people)

Memberships are not tax-deductible. If you would like your donation to be fully tax-deductible, you may choose to gift your membership to a family who may not otherwise be able to afford one.

Other Museum projects and programs to support

SPONSOR A CAMPER

Help us fund our camp scholarship fund and send more children to summer camp!

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SUPPORT OUR TROOPS

Donate towards our military fund to continue to provide discounted admission to military families.

DONATE

other ways to Give

Support the Museum by shopping on Amazon or donating a car! A percentage of your Amazon purchases will be donated to the Museum by logging in to Amazon Smile with your regular Amazon account info and selecting us as your charity. Or donate your old car to CARS and select us as your charity of choice to benefit from the donation.